April 12, 2014

Greetings from Pismo Beach

Wikipedia offers two interesting tidbits:

  • The name Pismo comes from the Chumash language word for tar, Pismu' ,[5] which was gathered from tar springs in Price Canyon near Pismo Beach. The tar was a valuable product which the Chumash Indians used to caulk their seagoing canoes, called tomol, which traveled along the coast and out to the Channel Islands.
  • In the 1969 TV movie Dragnet 1966, Bill Gannon retires to Pismo Beach due to poor health. After eight months and three weeks of eating Pismo Beach clam chowder, Bill's health returns, his teeth stop falling out and he is able to be reinstated with the LAPD. Explaining to Joe Friday the reason for his restored health he states, "The clams, Joe. The clams."

Pismo Beach also figures prominently in this epistle from the Apostle Chuck, which in seven minutes gets more done on the topic of greed than von Stroheim did in 462:

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